Inspired by Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There, and nominated by Sarah Bennett of The Further Adventures of Bennett, as well as Elena from Elena’s Travelgram, these are the five places I think everyone should go to at least once! You should go there too!!
Seriously, what’s not to like about this city? It’s beautiful – romantic, stylish, pretty, cultured, artistic, tasty… it’s pretty much everything I love rolled into one! When I visited it rained the whole time – and it was still absolutely gorgeous. Everyone should visit Paris once, at least to see what all the fuss is about, if not to fall completely head over heels in love with the place.
A strange thing happens when people visit India – they usually love and hate it in equal measures, but find themselves drawn back for more. India is a very human experience, and the reason why people hate it is because it’s confronting, but travellers also love it because it makes better people of them – they begin to understand the real meaning of humanity.
I’ve never been to heaven, so I couldn’t tell you what it looks like. But I have been to the Maldives, and they are surely the next best thing. Perfect white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, crystal clear aqua waters teeming with sea life, an intriguing mix of Indian Ocean tropicana, subcontinental culture and Islamic sensibilities – the Maldives are gorgeous!
Esfahan is an easy city to fall in love with – the grand mosques, the deliciously subtle cuisine, the lifestyle. Iranians often say Esfahan Nesf-e-Jahan (“Esfahan is half the world”), and they’re not wrong – Esfahan is Iran’s Paris. History, culture, civilisation and magic seem to meet here – poetry by the river, falooda in the square, kebabs on the main street.
I ♥ Tokyo! This city is a little bit mad, and I love it for that! Just when you think things couldn’t get any weirder, they do. But then just when you thought that things were about to get even more eccentric, Tokyo yanks you back into the humble abode of traditional Japanese culture. What’s better than a city which keeps you guessing?